Sunflowers Linked to Reduced Varroa Mite Infestations in Honey Bees

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson/ronwilsononline.com.

A new study indicates a benefit to honey bees of local sunflower cropland. Even low levels of sunflower acreage nearby correlate with reduced Varroa mite infestation in managed colonies, researchers found, and supplemental sunflower pollen helps ward off the mites, as well.

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